Stay, create and present in th heart of Tokyo
Residence Period: 2011.09.25-2011.11.05
Prilla worked with a group of participants to evaluate the presence and impact of advertising which forms much of the visual construction of public spaces. Examining techniques of association the group went on to recycle advertising imagery to form their own unique messages.
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Examining the cross-section of media technology, public space and civic action mediActions poses a question to the promise of new technologies as activators of social and political change. Visions of the internet and other forms of media as the aggregators of democracy and engagement in civil society have created unfulfillable utopian dreams yet as these media forms construct a new layer of the concrete spaces which we inhabit, can we discover their potential for participation, action and activism?
Based upon these questions mediActions hosted a 6 week artist in residence program including participants from China, India, Indonesia and Japan, engaging in collaboration to investigate how media technologies and our thinking towards them may enable a new activation and inhabitation of the public spaces around us.